Enquiry-based learning

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Enquiry-based learning (EBL) is a broad umbrella term to describe approaches to learning that are driven by a process of enquiry. The tutor establishes the task and supports or facilitates the process, but the students pursue their own lines of enquiry, drawing on their existing knowledge and identifying the consequent learning needs. They seek evidence to support their ideas and take responsibility for analyzing and presenting this appropriately, either as part of a group or as an individual supported by others.

  • Kahn P, O’Rourke K. Understanding enquiry-based learning. In T. Barrett, I. Mac Labhrainn, & H. Fallon (Eds.), Handbook of Enquiry & Problem Based Learning (pp. 1-12). Galway: CELT. 2005. (Link)
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